Groundbreaking for Fire Station 203 in Mesa
(8)  (9)  (5)05-27-2015 at 12:24:50 PM
The City of Mesa began construction on Fire Station 203 in west Mesa with a groundbreaking ceremony today. The fire station will be located at 324 S. Alma School Road, north of Broadway Road. Funding for the approximately $4 million project is from...

 Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign begins June 1
(1)  (0)  (0)05-19-2015 at 1:50:00 AM
With temperatures about to hit triple digits on a regular basis, the City of Mesa is working with nonprofit agencies and businesses to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered. The eighth annual Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will...

 Nominations needed for A Hero's Welcome at Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
(1)  (0)  (0)05-26-2015 at 11:42:00 AM
Nominations are now being accepted for “A Hero’s Welcome,” a program that allows the City of Mesa to show its appreciation of our veterans and their families. The City will recognize the nominated veterans at the Republic Services Arizona...

 Volunteers needed for Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
(1)  (0)  (0)05-21-2015 at 12:24:00 PM
Volunteers are needed for the 2015 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival,” on Saturday, July 4. Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including event tear down and clean...

 Summer reading at Mesa Library kicks off this week
(2)  (0)  (0)05-26-2015 at 11:44:55 AM
Sign up for Mesa Library’s Summer Reading Program and be entered for a chance to win a new Kindle HD tablet. “We are encouraging everyone to read,” Mesa Librarian, Sandy Rizzo said. “So, if you’re a kid, teen or adult we have a program for you....

 Mesa's newest pool opens
(13)  (5)  (0)05-23-2015 at 1:55:00 PM
The City of Mesa held a ribbon cutting and grand opening event to celebrate the opening of Mesa Aquatic Complex located at 1630 E. Southern Ave on the corner of Southern and Harris Dr. Mesa Aquatic Complex is Mesa’s ninth pool and features a...

 Learn the art of homebrewing at Mesa Library
(1)  (0)  (0)05-26-2015 at 2:22:30 PM
Learn the basics of homebrewing from local experts from the Arizona Society of Homebrewers. This workshop will be held at the Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St. on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room. Participants will learn how to...

 Mesa unveils Mendoza Field sign and announces fundraising campaign to honor Sgt. Brandon Mendoza
(12)  (5)  (6)05-11-2015 at 1:56:00 PM
A sign to officially commemorate Mendoza Field in memory of Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza has been unveiled at Guerrero Rotary Park, 205 W. 8th Ave. A memorial wreath was also placed below the sign prior to the ceremony. Before his untimely...

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 Groundbreaking for Fire Station 203 in Mesa
05-27-2015 at 12:24:50 PM
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The City of Mesa began construction on Fire Station 203 in west Mesa with a groundbreaking ceremony today. The fire station will be located at 324 S. Alma School Road, north of Broadway Road. Funding for the approximately $4 million project is from...
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 Learn the art of homebrewing at Mesa Library
05-26-2015 at 2:22:30 PM
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Learn the basics of homebrewing from local experts from the Arizona Society of Homebrewers. This workshop will be held at the Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St. on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room. Participants will learn how to...
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 Summer reading at Mesa Library kicks off this week
05-26-2015 at 11:44:55 AM
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Sign up for Mesa Library’s Summer Reading Program and be entered for a chance to win a new Kindle HD tablet. “We are encouraging everyone to read,” Mesa Librarian, Sandy Rizzo said. “So, if you’re a kid, teen or adult we have a program for you....
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 Nominations needed for A Hero's Welcome at Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
05-26-2015 at 11:42:00 AM
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Nominations are now being accepted for “A Hero’s Welcome,” a program that allows the City of Mesa to show its appreciation of our veterans and their families. The City will recognize the nominated veterans at the Republic Services Arizona...
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 Mesa's newest pool opens
05-23-2015 at 1:55:00 PM
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The City of Mesa held a ribbon cutting and grand opening event to celebrate the opening of Mesa Aquatic Complex located at 1630 E. Southern Ave on the corner of Southern and Harris Dr. Mesa Aquatic Complex is Mesa’s ninth pool and features a...
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 Volunteers needed for Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
05-21-2015 at 12:24:00 PM
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Volunteers are needed for the 2015 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival,” on Saturday, July 4. Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including event tear down and clean...
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 Historical Fiction Writing Contest winners recognized by City of Mesa
05-20-2015 at 5:34:00 PM
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The Mesa Historic Preservation Board has announced the winners of the Historical Fiction Writing Contest that was open to all fourth-grade, fifth-grade and sixth-grade students living in the City of Mesa. The essays were fictional stories with real...
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 2015 Mayor’s Youth Committee graduation
05-20-2015 at 2:45:59 PM
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Congratulations to the 2015 Mayor’s Youth Committee (MYC) graduates! This year, 28 juniors and seniors from public and charter high schools throughout Mesa completed the rigorous program that began in September. MYC is made up of an elect group of...
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 Mayor's Media Briefing
05-19-2015 at 4:18:13 PM
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Mayor Giles held a media briefing today where he talked about private investment in Downtown and his recent trips to Cupertino to visit Apple, Inc. executives and Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Greater Phoenix Economic...
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 Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign begins June 1
05-19-2015 at 1:50:00 AM
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With temperatures about to hit triple digits on a regular basis, the City of Mesa is working with nonprofit agencies and businesses to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered. The eighth annual Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will...
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 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom July 4 in Mesa
05-13-2015 at 12:21:00 PM
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The 2015 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is Saturday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For the second consecutive year, this free event and the “coolest” independence festival in Arizona will be held at the Mesa Convention...
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 Mesa unveils Mendoza Field sign and announces fundraising campaign to honor Sgt. Brandon Mendoza
05-11-2015 at 1:56:00 PM
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A sign to officially commemorate Mendoza Field in memory of Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza has been unveiled at Guerrero Rotary Park, 205 W. 8th Ave. A memorial wreath was also placed below the sign prior to the ceremony. Before his untimely...
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 World record holder competing at Desert Challenge Games
05-11-2015 at 12:08:10 PM
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World Record Holder, David Brown, who placed first in the 100m T11 division for visually impaired will be competing at this year’s Desert Challenge Games on May 13-17 in the Phoenix metro area. “I’m excited that David will be competing with us,”...
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 Federal Aviation Administration's MetroPlex Project includes Mesa
05-07-2015 at 4:11:38 PM
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The City of Mesa has received notification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that they will be preparing a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Phoenix metropolitan area. The purpose is to study multiple airports nationwide that are in...
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 Groundbreaking for Southern Avenue Villas in Fiesta District
05-06-2015 at 12:57:31 PM
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Southern Avenue Villas, a 354 unit high-end apartment complex at the southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Extension Road. It is the first major apartment development in Mesa’s Fiesta District in more...
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 Owners of Extraordinary Properties recognized by City of Mesa
05-05-2015 at 9:52:00 AM
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The City of Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties campaign has recognized three commercial property owners who exceed design standards in the areas where they are located. The recipients were recognized at the May 4 City Council meeting. The property...
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 Dobson Ranch Library offering workshop on legal aid
04-23-2015 at 1:51:31 AM
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“Law 4 You” is a partnership between Arizona State Library, Law 4 AZ and Legal Aid of Arizona. Their next workshop on Arizona Family Law: Divorce will be held at the Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road on Tuesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. This free...
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 Comic Book Day events at Mesa Library
04-22-2015 at 1:20:26 AM
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All Mesa Public Library locations are celebrating free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2 with free events. Pick up a free comic book (while supplies last) or swap your own, create your own comic book page or meet a famous comic book artist and...
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 Learn how to make and play math games with Mesa Library
04-21-2015 at 1:00:08 AM
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Whether you love math, or maybe not so much, join the Mesa Express Library and learn ways to make math fun all summer long! This fun and free workshop will be held on Wed., April 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mesa Express Library, 2055 S....
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 Mesa seeks to fill openings on advisory boards and committees
04-20-2015 at 5:18:00 PM
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Are you a plumbing or mechanical contractor interested in helping the Mesa City Council make decisions on major projects? Do you have experience with housing financial lending? If so, apply to be a member of one of our advisory boards and...
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 Arizona SciTech Festival Winners of High-Visibility Art and Coloring Contest at Mesa THINKspot
04-20-2015 at 2:27:27 PM
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This year’s Festival hands-on STEM and Innovation activities designed to excite and engage Arizona citizens about science and technology included The Gecko Coloring and Art Contest, where over 160 artists in four age groups were challenged to...
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 Mesa celebrates Arbor Day
04-16-2015 at 11:13:30 AM
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The City of Mesa has designated Friday, April 24 as Arbor Day to celebrate the City’s commitment to tree care and planting programs. Mayor John Giles has issued an Arbor Day Proclamation in honor of the nationally-celebrated observance that...
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 Grand opening for La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter
04-15-2015 at 12:06:06 PM
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A grand opening ceremony was held today for the new La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter, 2254 W. Ella St. The shelter will provide families with a place to call home for up to 120 days. Parents will work to overcome obstacles that led to their...
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 Earth Day Expo, Bike2Work event planned in Mesa
04-15-2015 at 1:57:00 AM
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Mesa, AZ " Earth Day is celebrated around the globe each year on April 22 and the City of Mesa is once again joining the ranks of environmentally-conscious citizens by hosting an Earth Day Expo and Bike2Work Day event. On Wednesday, April 22, from...
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 Historic highway signs installed along Main Street
04-13-2015 at 12:06:00 PM
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For many years, Main Street was part of a major coast-to-coast, border-to-border highway. The importance of Main Street to the development of Mesa prompted the Mesa Historic Preservation Board and Mesa Preservation Foundation to create a way to...
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 Mesa Library accepting food for fines
04-13-2015 at 1:27:26 AM
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Bring in a non-perishable food item to one of the four branches of the Mesa Public Library and $1 of overdue fines will be waived. “It’s a great way for our patrons to clear off some of their fines and help the United Food bank at the same time,”...
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 Mesa volunteers recognized as part of National Volunteer Week
04-13-2015 at 8:35:17 AM
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The City of Mesa is fortunate to have thousands of volunteers who donate thousands of hours of service. Mesa recognized its volunteers at the April 6 City Council meeting as part of National Volunteer Week April 12-18. Three volunteers were presented...
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 Book signing with author Alan Day
04-09-2015 at 1:01:29 AM
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Alan Day, long-time Arizona Rancher and brother of Sandra Day O’Connor, will speak about the joys and challenges of establishing a wild horse sanctuary as described in his book, “The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs”. The book...
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 Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer and Mayor John Giles recognize National Service
04-07-2015 at 2:58:41 PM
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Mayor John Giles joined more than 2,600 mayors and elected officials across the country for the third annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling...
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 Three Free Film Screenings This Spring
04-03-2015 at 2:31:00 PM
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The City of Mesa Office of Diversity, City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board, Mesa Public Libraries, Independent Television Service and Eight Arizona PBS present Community Cinema with three film screenings this spring. On April 9 is the...
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 Beer and Bones at AzMNH
04-02-2015 at 6:04:56 PM
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Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, is hosting "Beer and Bones!" Friday, April 24th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is a 21+ event featuring local craft beer tasting and savory fare from local venders. The evening's...
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 Hug a tree and give back during Celebrate Mesa
04-02-2015 at 3:27:00 PM
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Mesa’s free party in the park is focusing on giving back to the Earth with Earth Day related activities and events at Celebrate Mesa. The family-friendly event is held on Saturday, April 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main...
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 Get a jump start on your small business at THINKspot
04-02-2015 at 3:21:00 PM
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THINKspot presents “Starting Your Business” the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers will give insights to develop and nurture your small business with industry topics. April 9 - Professional...
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 Fair Housing Month proclaimed in Mesa
04-01-2015 at 4:19:40 PM
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April is National Fair Housing Month and all agencies, institutions and individuals in Mesa are being encouraged to abide by the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Act. Mayor John Giles has issued the Fair Housing Month proclamation for the City...
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 Last chance to register for the East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast
04-01-2015 at 12:11:43 PM
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Seats are filling up for the East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, April 7 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel. The deadline to register is Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m. Attendees will have the chance to win a dinner and show package for eight...
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 East Valley Children’s Theatre presents “Chicken Little” at Mesa Library
03-30-2015 at 12:08:00 PM
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A live performance of the original spring play, “Chicken Little and the Three Wishes” will be performed by the East Valley Children’s Theatre’s Express Troupe at all four branches of the Mesa Library. • Saturday, April 4 - Main Library, 64 E....
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 Have Eggs-ceptional fun at the Seventh Annual Dino Egg Hunt
03-26-2015 at 4:10:55 PM
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Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, will once again host the very popular Dino Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum will have children’s craft activities and a dinosaur touch cart available, with fun...
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 East Valley Mayors' Prayer Breakfast highlights public safety
03-25-2015 at 4:36:00 PM
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The East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity for business, government, faith and nonprofit leaders to come together to find new ways to support East Valley communities. The 4th annual breakfast is hosted by Mayor John Giles and will be...
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 Mayor John Giles accepts Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness
03-25-2015 at 1:56:00 AM
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Mayor John Giles announced that he has accepted the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness and introduced Councilmember Chris Glover and Councilmember Kevin Thompson as co-chairs of the initiative. "I'm proud to join Mayors across the country...
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 Gas line repair at University & Mesa Dr; alternate route suggested
03-23-2015 at 5:42:31 PM
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Repairs are being made to a natural gas line break near the intersection of University and Mesa Drives. While crews are onsite making repairs, the curbside eastbound lane of University is closed, as well as both the inside north- and southbound...
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 Have fun and eat wings at Wingstock
03-23-2015 at 5:21:00 PM
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Where else can you chill out, have a beer, listen to music and eat a ton of wings! Only at “Wingstock: Where Music & Chicken meat” one of the premier festivals in the valley. Wingstock will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at...
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 Mariposa Park opens in southeast Mesa
03-21-2015 at 1:00:00 AM
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Mesa opened its newest park today in southeast Mesa. Mariposa Park located at 2351 S. Hawes Road, is a nine acre park with play pockets, fitness stations, a main playground area, a ramada and drinking fountain. “This piece of land use to be...
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 Fourth annual local authors book fair at Mesa Library
03-19-2015 at 4:03:00 PM
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Arizona authors take over the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd. on Sat., March 28 at 1 p.m. in the Program Room. Discover your next great read and immerse yourself in every kind of literature: Mysteries, Science Fiction, Thrillers, Westerns, and...
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 Public comment period begins for proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan and HUD Annual Action Plan
03-19-2015 at 3:22:30 PM
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A 30-day public comment period is underway for the City of Mesa’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Annual Action Plan regarding funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
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 Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements, Phase Two Underway
03-17-2015 at 1:13:00 AM
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Haydon Building Corp. has been awarded the contract to construct the second phase of the Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements project along Southern Avenue from west of Sycamore to the Tempe Canal. Picking up where phase one left off,...
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 Donate your gently used swim suit for a good cause
03-16-2015 at 3:12:25 PM
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About five to 10 people are turned away daily at Mesa pools because they don’t have proper swimming attire. “We started this campaign about six years ago when we noticed a lot of kids were coming to the pools with no swim suits,” Aquatics...
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 Special Devices Inc. breaks ground on $25M expansion of Mesa facility
03-16-2015 at 2:01:24 PM
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Special Devices Inc. (SDI), a manufacturer of initiators used in the production of airbag inflators, broke ground today on a 64,000 square foot expansion of its facilities in Mesa. SDI acquired 19.6 acres adjacent to its existing facility and will...
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 EPA "Fix a Leak Week" to encourage water efficiency
03-15-2015 at 1:14:00 PM
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As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Fix a Leak Week, the City of Mesa is asking its customers to check fixtures around the house for leaks that can waste hundreds of gallons of water per month. Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22,...
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 Fiesta Corporate Campus designed to bring hundreds of new jobs to former Macy's building at Fiesta Mall
03-15-2015 at 1:09:00 PM
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Plans have been announced to transform the former Macy’s building at Fiesta Mall into the Fiesta Corporate Campus, creating an of fice center with the potential to have as many as 1,300 employees working there. Verde Fiesta I, LLC, represented by...
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 Mayor John Giles hosts East Valley Mayors' Prayer Breakfast
03-15-2015 at 1:06:00 PM
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The East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity for business, government, faith and nonprofit leaders to come together to find new ways to support East Valley communities. The 5Th annual breakfast is hosted by Mayor John Giles and will be...
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